To safeguard our members during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Cherry Lodge centre in Union Street, Barnet will remain closed until further notice. Meanwhile, Cherry Lodge Cancer Care is currently providing the following services and activities.

TELEPHONE INFORMATION AND SUPPORT

We will continue to provide a telephone information and support service until our centre can be safely reopened. This service is in place to help existing members and also people who have recently received a cancer diagnosis or are seeking information or support from us for the first time.

Please call 020 8441 7000 and leave a message on the answerphone if a staff member does not pick up your call. Someone will call you back as soon as possible, although this might not always be on the same day.

SPECIFIC CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS (via Zoom)

Cherry Lodge’s support groups for people affected by site-specific cancers are continuing to meet via Zoom. You do not need to be a member of Cherry Lodge to attend these groups. Please contact Fiona on 020 8441 7000 or email fiona@cherrylodgecancercare.org.uk if you have not attended previously. Fiona will send out notifications and Zoom links nearer the time.

The Lymphoma Group

Wednesdays at 6.15pm. Next Zoom meetings: Wednesday 24th February 2021, Wednesday 31st March 2021.

Ovarian Support Group

Please note that this group is now meeting on different days of the week.

Zoom meetings will take place at 6.15pm on: Tuesday 23rd February 2021; Tuesday 30th March 2021.

Men’s Group

For gentlemen diagnosed with prostate, bladder and testicular cancers. If you have a different cancer but feel you would still like the support of this group please contact Fiona on 020 8441 7000 or email fiona@cherrylodgecancercare.org.uk.

Tuesdays at 6.15pm. Next Zoom meetings: Tuesday 16th February 2021, Tuesday 16th March 2021.

CARERS’ SUPPORT GROUP (via Zoom)

This group is for people who are helping a family member, partner or friend through their cancer journey.

2nd Monday of every month, 10.30am-12 noon, via Zoom.

For more information, please contact Kirsty on 020 8441 7000 or email kirsty@cherrylodgecancercare.org.uk.

GROUP ACTIVITIES (via Zoom)

If you are missing Cherry Lodge’s usual range of group activities, you might enjoy one or more of the following activities. Zoom sessions are not quite like the real thing – but they can be a very good substitute.

Chair Yoga

Fridays, from 11am until 12 noon. Chair Yoga sessions via Zoom are available weekly under the leadership of Yoga teacher Kathryn. For details and the Zoom link, please email Lorraine or phone 020 8441 7000.

Pilates on a Chair

Wednesdays, from 12 noon to 1pm. Classes via Zoom are led by Cherry Lodge therapist Gaynor Morrell. For details and the Zoom link, please email Lorraine or phone 020 8441 7000.

ONLINE SERVICES and ACTIVITIES from other ORGANISATIONS

Cherry Lodge members have been invited to take advantage of services and activities currently being offered, free of charge, by:

Breast Cancer Haven

This well-trusted charity is providing a very wide range of services and activities to anyone with a breast cancer diagnosis. Click here for information.

Reiki Association

The Reiki Association offers weekly sessions via Zoom to people affected by cancer. Click here for information.

Move4U

The Move4You exercise programme, under the auspices of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and North Central London Cancer Charities, is an individually tailored, 12-session, guided physical activity programme for adults who have had a cancer diagnosis in the last five years. Click here for information.

Online Cookery Classes with World Cancer Research Fund and Life Kitchen

World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) with Life Kitchen are offering free, online cookery classes for people who have been affected by cancer. Click here for information. Simply email informed@wcrf.org to register.